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Donald Trump, Barack Obama, European Union: Your Wednesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Beware the double negative</b><p>• It was, according to President Trump, a “would” that should have been a “wouldn’t.”<p>Facing a barrage of criticism from both parties over his comments during a news …

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Trump's 'incredible' Air Force One to be red, white and blue, cost $3.9 billion

The next generation of Air Force One will abandon the planes' traditional color scheme in favor of red, white and blue, President Donald Trump told CBS News, confirming reports about changes to the planes' iconic look.<p>The interview came the same day that the Department of Defense announced that …

Donald Trump

MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims and survivors, claiming no liability

MGM Resorts International is suing more than 1,000 victims and other survivors of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas, claiming it has no …

Las Vegas

Netflix Falls Short On Subscriber Target, Spooks Investors

Netflix says its faulty forecasting caused it to miss its target for new subscribers, falling short by more than a million even as it reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations.<p>The streaming service that has ventured in recent years into original productions, such as <i>The Crown</i>,</i> …

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Donald Trump, Netflix, All-Star Game: Your Tuesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Trump sides with Putin</b><p>• President Trump, in an extraordinary display of trust in a leader who has been accused of attacking American democracy, stood next to President Vladimir Putin on Monday and …

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Lawmakers call Trump's performance 'bizarre,' 'shameful'

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful."<p>That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans.<p>Lawmakers in both …

Donald Trump

Putin, Britain, World Cup: Your Monday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning. President Trump and President Vladimir Putin are set to meet this afternoon. Today, let’s start with a tight focus on what’s at stake:</i><p><b>•</b> <b>President Trump</b> will meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russia today in Helsinki, Finland, …

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Here's why Trump wants sensitive details from automakers' operations

WASHINGTON – Automakers are crying foul after the Trump administration demanded information about their operations — including what some say is sensitive, proprietary information — as part of an investigation into whether to raise taxes on imported autos and auto parts.<p>Bloomberg reported Friday …

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Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.<p>Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for …

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Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians with hacking of Democrats in 2016

A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats’ computers, stole their data and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election — the clearest connection to the Kremlin established so far by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s …

Donald Trump

Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan Are Totally Unrecognizable in the First 'Mary, Queen of Scots' Posters

Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan are never ones to hold back when it comes to roles (Harley Quinn, anyone?), and it's clear <i>Mary, Queen of Scots</i> will be no different. The two have really come out to play—actually, come out to <i>fight</i>, if we're being loyal to historical accuracy—in the first posters for …

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NATO, Trade War, World Cup: Your Wednesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Trump versus NATO</b><p>• At the start of the military alliance’s annual summit meeting today in Brussels, President Trump called allies “delinquent” for failing to spend enough on their own defense, and he …

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Beate Zschäpe given life in German neo-Nazi murder trial

<b>After a five-year trial, a member of a neo-Nazi gang has been found guilty of 10 racially-motivated murders.</b><p>Beate Zschäpe was the main defendant on trial over the murder of eight ethnic Turks, a Greek citizen and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007.<p>The Munich state court's verdict carries an …

Crime

‘The OA’ Season 2 Update: Brit Marling Promises Something ‘Wholly Original’ and ‘Terrifying’ Is Coming Together

Marling says she's in the "early days" of editing, which means the wait for new episodes of the Netflix cult favorite continues.<p>Brit Marling and Zal …

TV

The Official Castle Rock Trailer Will Give You Nightmares

We had been anxiously waiting the arrival of the full trailer for Hulu's eerie new Stephen King-inspired series <i>Castle Rock</i>, but now we kind of regret …

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France knocks off Belgium to reach World Cup final

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia – Getting to a World Cup final is supposed to be hard. For France, not so much.<p>A 1-0 victory over Belgium in Tuesday’s semifinal here clinched Les Bleus a spot in Sunday’s championship showdown and, in truth, it has all looked pretty easy. At no point in the tournament has …

Soccer

A man harasses a woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it's 'un-American'

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Illinois park is investigating after a woman accused one of its police officers of standing by as a man harassed her for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag, saying it was un-American.<p>Mia Irizarry says she was trying to celebrate her 24th birthday in the Forest Preserves of Cook …

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AT&T’s Troubling Plan to Change HBO

The telecom giant, which just acquired Time Warner, is seeking to drastically change the premium-cable channel in order to compete with the likes of Netflix.<p>This past February, HBO added the most U.S. subscribers in its history, boosting its user base by 11 percent (the company has some 142 million …

TV

Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, setting up an epic confirmation battle and potentially cementing the court’s …

The White House

HBO’s new owner, AT&T, has some ominous-sounding plans for the network

‘We need hours a day’<p>HBO may change considerably in the future, as its new owners at AT&T stress the importance of competing with streaming giants like Netflix — including increasing the number of shows the network offers to subscribers.<p>AT&T is asking HBO to think about ways to produce more shows …

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Thailand, Supreme Court, Brexit: Your Monday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>8 rescued in Thailand</b><p>• Four more people have been evacuated from the cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, local officials said. Here are the latest …

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Myanmar court files secrets act charges against Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings.<p>Yangon district judge Ye Lwin charged reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw …

Asia

First boys emerge from Thailand cave as rescue mission enters final act

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, signaling the final act of a saga that has gripped the world.<p>Three of the boys were taken to a hospital by helicopter while …

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Health Insurers Warn of Market Turmoil as Trump Suspends Billions in Payments

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Saturday that it was suspending a program that pays billions of dollars to insurers to stabilize health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, a freeze that could increase uncertainty in the markets and drive up premiums this fall.<p>Many insurers …

Health Care

A man confronted a teenage neighbor over early morning fireworks — then shot him to death, police say

In the earliest hours of the Fourth of July, Austin police received a 911 call about an escalating argument on the southeast side of the Texas city. A man was pointing a gun at the head of another man in the parking lot of an apartment complex, the caller said.<p>Jason Roche, 41, was apparently upset …

Law Enforcement

Netflix’s Content Budget for 2018 Balloons to $13 Billion — Report

The streaming service told its shareholders late last year that it planned to spend billions less.<p>When Netflix announced its third-quarter earnings …

Michelle Obama

Immigrant PhD candidate Panshu Zhao rocked by sudden US Army discharge

SAN FRANCISCO — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies …

Military

E.P.A. Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Under a Cloud of Ethics Scandals

<i>Want the latest climate and environment news in your inbox? Sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and architect of President Trump’s aggressive effort to rewrite the government’s rule book on …

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Barnes & Noble Fires C.E.O. Without Severance but Doesn’t Explain Why

Barnes & Noble fired its chief executive, Demos Parneros, for violating the company’s policies, the company said on Tuesday without specifying the policies.<p>Mr. Parneros was not terminated because of “any disagreement with the company regarding its financial reporting, policies or practices or any …

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‘Sharp Objects’ Review: Amy Adams Is Straight Fire in HBO’s Exquisite Slow-Burn of a Horror Show (Spoiler-Free)

A TV series hasn't evoked an atmosphere this haunting since the first season of "True Detective."<p>“Sharp Objects” is a story told in flashes: flashes …

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